Hi all: I’m having trouble getting my laptop to recognize my CD/DVD drive. Under BIOS settings, I only see the hard drive listed. Drive doesn’t show up in Windows either. The drive does have power, the tray will open, and the drive will spin when the system boots and when I put a disc in there. Tried putting in a bootable CD, but the system won’t boot from that.
I’ve looked around on the internet quite a bit, but I’m still pretty clueless. Any advice? I know that there is a new BIOS available for my system. Might that help?
More details: Gateway 200ARC laptop. Windows XP. The drive is a replacement Samsung SN-324 I bought used off of eBay. ( What happened to the old one? I screwed it up by applying new firmware. See here: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=134016 ). The SN-324 has the 50 pin connector at the back, which I popped onto the motherboard.
Didn’t realize it could be so hard to install a replacement drive. But, am really desperate to get this working. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!